What you’re thinking is obvious, and you’re absolutely right. The majority of the news related to Carson Wentz and Nick Foles will have nothing to do with the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s be totally honest though. The mention of both in conjunction with one another does force a sly smile across the countenance, doesn’t it?
Have you heard? Nick Foles might be a realistic possibility for the Indianapolis Colts in the wake of Wentz’s injury. Maybe you’ve heard. Maybe you haven’t, but things don’t seem to be working out for Jacob Eason and Sam Ellinger in Wentz’s absence.
How real is the chance of another former Philadelphia Eagles QB heading to Indy?
Following the news of Carson Wentz’s injury and what might be the most famous foot in all of Naptown, word spread that Foles might be a logical replacement. Normally, it would be wise to ignore such angles. People are just trying to get something started right? Then it happened.
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that his team would “absolutely” entertain offers for Foles. Somewhere in there, concern grew about whether or not Wentz would be available anytime soon or need surgery, Foles says something about wanting to play with “familiar faces”, and there you have it. A rumor has legs.
Recently, Foles spoke with Chicago’s media, and he stated the following:
"A big reason we were great in Philly was we had a great coaching staff. We did really well. It put us in position to succeed, and it showed… I don’t want to just go somewhere where I don’t know (anyone), I don’t know the offense. I’ve gone down that road before and it’s not fun… There’s plenty of quarterbacks that go down that road, and you know what? You have to be in something that you know, something that you’re comfortable with, so you can pull that trigger as fast as you can."
Foles also described Reich as one of his favorite, if not his favorite, coaches of all time. In 2017, with Frank Reich as his offensive coordinator, Carson Wentz helped set the Super Bowl table, but it was Foles that served the main course. Wentz got hurt a year later, and Foles led the Birds to within a few plays of a second consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance.
Wentz has seen his former teammates build a shrine to Foles in the locker room, he walked past a statue of the Philly Special quite often, and when his likeness was removed at Lincoln Financial Field, he was replaced by a photo of ‘an iconic Super Bowl moment’, one that carries the likeness of Nick Foles. The strange connection between these two continues, and one former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback still can’t manage to get out of the other’s shadow.
Now, can you imagine what might happen if Nick Foles heads to the Colts to reunite with Frank Reich as Carson Wentz’s replacement?
Does anyone want to take any bets on whether or not an oft-times mentally weak Carson Wentz can handle the competition or the press that this would bring? After all, he did run to Indianapolis to escape this type of thing remember?